Originally Posted by Pattycat
As they get older, they get more daring. My girls were straight feed eaters, then when they were old enough to start being outside, they found the joys of crickets. Now they try to eat anything that is new to them. Of course, they are almost a year now. I love the chickies, but I save treats for when they are older.
Originally Posted by MonicainAZ
What I have learned with my chickens as they've grown is that these types of things they don't view as "treats," more like just regular food. If I scatter it on the floor of their run, they won't really be too excited about it, but it's usually disappeared by the end of the day. They don't really seem interested in it, but they eat it eventually.
Both of these are helpful things to hear :)
I like being able to offer a little bit of some "high value" food to entice them to do what I want at times. So far, they aren't interested in dried mealworms, little bits of pasta, strawberries, sweet potato, or sunflower seeds. They do like rolled oats and any little crawly things they can catch outdoors.
I will just chill, offer the oats when I occasionally need a bribe, and wait until they're older before I try to turn them into my kitchen dispoz-all